Ceballos: You can compare Aubameyang to Ronaldo, Laca is the best in Arsenal

Arsenal loanee Dani Ceballos has compared Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Cristiano Ronaldo, but insists the striker is not the Gunners’ best player.

“I didn’t play a lot but it’s also true that, when I played, I didn’t play as I can. That’s related to confidence but you have to be self-critical.”

Those two good games would be his first start, against Burnley, where he assisted both goals in a 2-1 win and the impressive 27-minute cameo against Tottenham which saw him almost score from over 30 yards.

Ceballos is enjoying his early weeks in England, playing behind a fearsome front three of Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe, as Arsenal earned seven points from four games.

“We’ve got a very good, compact side and the three up front really make the difference,” he said.

“You can compare Aubameyang to Cristiano [Ronaldo] when he was at Madrid in the sense that he plays close to the goal he lives for scoring. He’s very important for us, fundamental.

“Pepe is very direct. And Lacazette, for me, is the best player: he understands the game perfectly and, if he’s 100%, he’s going to give us so much.”